Best product for repainting nerf bars


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Old 09-17-16, 03:05 PM
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Best product for repainting nerf bars

I would like to know what is the best product that I could get to repaint these?

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How much money do you want to spend??

The main thing is to sand off any loose paint, prime bare metal and then apply a good film thickness of a solvent based enamel. It could be something like rustoleum enamel, an equipment/industrial enamel or an automotive paint.
 
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I'm guessing running boards/side steps.
 
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So I would only be interested in covering it in something that I could do myself. So no powered coating or baked enamel, anything else I would consider. I am wanting it to last, but I am not too sure what oil based paint, enamel, or automotive paint, etc would be best.
 
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They are Nurf bars for a truck. If they are not all rusty I would suspect they are painted stainless steel if that matters.

I have seen guys coat them with DIY bedliner "paint" before and it appears they come out OK. Google diy bedliner and you will get many products. I would think that would last longer then just paint.
 
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I have seen those, I just wasn't to sure what is the best option for the long run.
 
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First you need to clean them up, sand down the peeled areas and prime.

Automotive paints are less likely to fade than oil base enamel although it can be difficult to get enough paint film build up if using aerosol cans. I like the suggestion of using bed liner. I've only applied the brush/roll on type but it does come in aerosol cans and it shouldn't be difficult to get a good protective coat with it.
 
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Thank you for all of your input
 
 

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